The Cold Case Handbook is the first of its kind that includes not just investigative steps for law enforcement to help close cold cases, but also information for the victims’ families, and the true crime community. The Handbook covers the Cold Case Trilogy: Homicides, Sexual Assaults, and Missing Persons. It also includes a breakdown of the two new federal laws passed in 2022 – The Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act and the Help Find the Missing Act – both will be crucial in moving these cases forward.
Joseph Giacalone, retired NYPD Sergeant SDS and former Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad, gives you the opportunity to benefit from his experiences in supervising a cold case squad with some of the best detectives in the world. Inside the publication you’ll find investigative techniques, strategies, and the latest in forensic advancements, which can help solve America’s toughest cases. Here are some of the topics covered:
• How to Start a Cold Case Squad
• Choosing Personnel for the Cold Case Squad
• Why Cases Go Cold and How to Prevent it
• Choosing cases for reinvestigation
• Researching a cold case
• Steps to take in the reinvestigation and which pitfalls to avoid
• The Role of the True Crime Community in Helping Solve Cold Cases
• Suggestions for the Victims’ families as well as available resources
• Cold Case Symposiums and Cold Case Institutes and their role in the process
The Cold Case Handbook is broken into two sections:
Section I: The Administrative Tasks of Cold Case Investigation
Section II: The Reinvestigation of a Cold Case
The Cold Case Handbook is designed to be a start to finish guide through the Cold Case process: From finding the right case to presenting it to the district attorney and everything in between.